HPA Launches Hui ‘Ōpio Middle School After School Program in August

Fri July 24, 2015

Beginning in August 2015, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy (HPA) will offer Hui ‘Ōpio, an after school program open to all Middle School students in the Waimea community. Classes and sports led by qualified teachers and coaches will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the schoolʻs Village Campus. Students can register for either one quarter (eight weeks) or one semester (16 weeks).

Find out more, with detailed class descriptions.

Exercises Honor HPA Graduates

Tue May 26, 2015

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy awarded diplomas to 113 members of the Class of 2015 at commencement exercises May 22 at Castle Gymnasium.

An Excellent Foundation: Kindergarten Teacher Hope Soo

At 3 a.m., most people are fast asleep – or at least tossing and turning. But not kindergarten teacher Hope Soo. You can usually find her wide-awake and faithfully running on her treadmill.

“I love that time of day. It is incredibly peaceful and I can think really clearly,” she said.   

Soo, who has been at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy since 1985, recently completed the Honolulu Marathon – her fifth marathon since she ran her first at age 21.

English Teacher Jaime Johnson Publishes Children's Book

Tue July 21, 2015

Upper School English teacher Jaime Johnson recently published her first book, The Ghost of Donley Farm, and shared her story as a featured author at the schoolʻs Lynn Taylor Library.


Sam Pratt ʻ84 Named to Board of Trustees

Sun July 12, 2015

Sam Pratt has been appointed to the board of trustees at Hawai’i Preparatory Academy (HPA). Gregory R. Mooers, chairman, announced the appointment after the board’s recent meeting in Waimea.

HPA Announces Second Semester Dean’s List

Thu June 04, 2015

The following students at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) were named to the Dean’s List for the second semester:
Middle School:
Grade 6:  Benjamin Apilado, Nicholas Barrick, Morgan Davis, Camille Helmuth,
Nathaniel Heymann, Malia Honda, Malia McKendry, Raquel McMackin, Isabella Police, Jessi Sohriakoff, Kayla Tadaki, and Ethaniel Wilson.

Gabbie Ewing '15 Named to HHSAA Hall of Honor

Thu May 28, 2015

Gabbie Ewing ’15, who graduated from HPA on Friday, May 22, has been selected for the Hawai’i High School Athletic Association’s (HHSAA) Hall of Honor.  Ewing is one of 12 senior athletes from across the state, and the only Hawai’i Island athlete, to be named to this year’s Hall of Honor class.  Congratulations!

Ready for High School!

Thu May 21, 2015

Fifty-two eighth graders participated in the transition ceremony held Wednesday evening, May 20, at Gates Performing Arts Center.

Patty Walker, K-8 assistant principal, offered the invocation.  Emalia Higgins was the class speaker.

Register Now for the 2015 HPA Headmaster's Cup at Kohanaiki

Tue May 19, 2015

Aloha, HPA family and friends. Join us for the 19th Annual Headmaster's Cup, which will take place on Friday, June 5 at the Rees Jones Kohanaiki course in Kona. This fun filled day benefits financial aid and athletics at HPA, and your partnership will ensure the continued impact of the gathering.

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